Where to Stay in Washington

Merrill, Jill

Where to Stay in Washing by Jill Merrill Most of our readers donít live in Washington but come here often because their work is connected with the government. For their benefit, we offer this...

...There is also a restaurant in the lobby...
...The hotels we recommend most highly are indicated by an asterisk...
...CAPITOL HILL This is the Pennsylvania Avenue area from 5th Street to Capitol Hill and includes the Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission, Government Printing Office, U.S...
...2601 Virginia Ave., N.W., 965-2700...
...Parking $3 a day...
...Park Central, 705 18th St., N.W., 3934700...
...Skyline Inn...
...The rooms are not unattractive, and the rates are a bargain, particularly for a family: single, $31-$43 daily, or $175-$210 per week...
...Thereís a cafeteria, carry-out, and bar...
...Channel Inn, 650 Water St...
...Children $8-perday extra...
...FEDERAL TRIANGLE This includes the area near Pennsylvania Avenue from 5th to 15th Streets where the Treasury, Commerce, and Justice Departments, and the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Archives are located...
...Thereís no free parlung, however-a consideration in this part of town, where both lots and spaces are scarcer than a bureaucrat on Labor Day...
...Loewís LíEnfant Plaza, 480 LĎEnfant Plaza East, S.W., 484-1000...
...Itís close to the Metro and bus lines...
...Itís also near George Washington University...
...In the shadow of the FBI, this is a modest hotel with free parking and very reasonable rates: single, $1 8-$20...
...Allen Lee Hotel, 2224 F St...
...49-$67 for a single...
...It includes the Departments of State and Interior, the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Civil Service Commission, General Services Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and United States Information Agency...
...The rooms are reasonably priced: $34, single...
...There is a restaurant, drug store, laundry, and liquor store...
...No additional charge for children under 18...
...No parking facilities connected with the hotel, although there are several garages in the same block...
...Also near Union Station, this previously tawdry hotel has been refurbished, although one has the uneasy feeling that the plaster might crack again if one smiles too hard...
...42, double...
...Guest Quarters, 801 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 785-2000...
...Discount for government employees...
...All rooms are suites with fully equipped kitchens (including plates and utensils) as well as a dining area and living room...
...29-$39, efficiencies and suites, both with complete kitchens...
...Although the kitchen facilities are adequate to cook a full dinner, there are many restaurants nearby...
...In addition, there is a restaurant on the lobby level...
...Government employees subtract $1 from all rates...
...Single, $42-$44...
...reasonable weekend family plans...
...Howard Johnsonís...
...A good bargain near Union Station for those with limited resources...
...suites, $72-$82...
...Parking i s $4.50 per day...
...double, $30...
...Thereís an outdoor pool in season and three attractive restaurants-the Greenhouse (breakfast and lunch), the Quorum (lunch and drinks), and Apple of Eve (dinner and a reasonably priced buffet lunch...
...Near the Watergate complex and the Kennedy Center, Guest Quarters is extremely attractive and convenient...
...The rates are reasonable: single, $38-$40...
...Singles, $34-$38...
...Children under 16 free...
...There is a Howard Johnsonís restaurant, a roof-top pool, and free parking...
...double, $17...
...N.W., 737-1234 or (800) 228-9000...
...This wonderful old (191 8) landmark in the Beaux Arts mode still thrives...
...Ebbitt Hotel, 1000 H St...
...Letís face it, this part of Washington has seen better days, and a great many better nights...
...Still, if youíre on a tight budget and needs...
...Single, $12-$15...
...Children under 14 free...
...Capitol Street...
...It has a restaurant and lounge and an outdoor swimming pool...
...It offers an outdoor swimming pool, pinball machines, and welcomes pets-a desirable family hotel...
...Commodore Hotel, 520 No...
...free parking...
...Despite a plastic air, it is a good bet for those who donít have to ask about prices...
...Suites, $36 for 3 people, $42 for 4. Free parking at night...
...double, $24-$26 (rate for family of four is $26...
...3 per child in rooms...
...Single, $48-$60...
...Washington Hotel, 15th and Pennsylvania Ave...
...This hotel offers minimal accommodations at minimum rates...
...N.W., 638-0900...
...Itís directly across from the Treasury building (which is right next to the White House), and practically everyone of political importance has slept here and every President has at least passed by in his Inaugural parade...
...double, $36-$47, or $196-$238 per week...
...Although not far from HEW, this reasonably priced hotel is also just a few blocks from the House of Representatives office buildings...
...The rates are reasonable: single, $25...
...If youíre on an expense account, by all means consider the Watergate...
...Parking $5 a day...
...N.W., 638-5900 or (800) 424-9540...
...the Federal Aviation Administration, Postal Service, Comptroller of the Currency, Amtrak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Comsat and Intelsat, and Environmental Protection Agency...
...Single, $38-$42...
...N.W., 628-2300...
...N.W., 628-5034...
...Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave...
...Suites are expensive, however-$80-$1 15 for an arrangement neither as capacious nor as attractive as Guest Quarters...
...Parking $2.25 per day, $11.20 per week...
...parking free...
...This recently remodeled hotel offers pleasant, spacious rooms and suites at reasonable prices in a prime location-within walking (or spitting) distance of the White House and across the street from the World BanklIMF complex...
...N.W., 331-1224...
...Directly across the street from the Watergate Office complex, this is where it all started...
...one-bedroom, $170-$250...
...The Dubliner Pub, where many of the young SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON movers (and not-so-young shovers) meet, is here...
...28-$31, single...
...No credit cards...
...Discounts are available to government employees and members of the American Association of Retired Persons...
...Pets allowed...
...two-room suite $35...
...Single, $53, double $61, with discount rates for government and corporate employees...
...The hotels and agencies are located in four areas: Foggy Bottom, Federal Triangle, Capitol Hill, and Southwest...
...Quality Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave...
...N.W., 638-1616...
...S.W., 488-7500...
...Intrigue Hotel, 824 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 337-6620...
...one-, two-, and threeroom suites, $45-$95...
...Pets allowed...
...Harrington Hotel, 11th and E Sts., N.W., 628-8140...
...Free parking...
...Single, $45-$75...
...double, $52-$54...
...Itís also near the Arena Stage, one of Washingtonís finest repertory theaters, and several seafood restaurants...
...Near the National and Fordís theater, and en route to everywhere...
...A very good bargain right across the street from the Hyatt...
...Children under 14 free...
...There are three restaurants...
...Thereís a rather posh restaurant, and valet parking is $3.25 per day...
...4-per-day charge for children under 16, $8 for 16 andup...
...double, relying on public transportation, both the $22-$28, $6-per-child charge...
...One of the restaurants, Pier 7, is in the hotel, as well as a cafeteria, and there is an outdoor swimming pool...
...double, $38...
...Federal Courts, General Accounting Office, Senate and House of Representatives office buildings, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress...
...Right across from Guest Quarters, this hotel offers nightly, weekly, or monthly rates for efficiencies or onebedroom suites, all with fully equipped kitchens...
...For their benefit, we offer this guide to Where to Stay and alternate months, Where to Eat...
...63-$71, double...
...In addition to the attractive and convenient surroundings, every room has a bar and refrigerator...
...The only hotel near the waterfront...
...Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave., N.W., 965-2300...
...In addition to i t s reknown, every convenience i s offered, including a health club with indoor pool, and the effect of the whole Watergate complex is quite dazzling...
...double, $42-$46...
...South Capitol and I Sts...
...double, $46-$48...
...double, $58-$70...
...Rates: single, $16-$22...
...Children under 12 free in douroom with parents...
...double, $55-$85...
...34-$37, double...
...There is a Ebbitt and the Harrington will meet your restaurant and a parking garage next door...
...Although not quite as spectacular as its San Francisco or Atlanta sisters, this Hyatt is the latest word in chrome chic...
...In summer the terrace restaurant on the roof offers a panoramic view of Washington and is well worth the trip up, if only for a drink...
...This is a luxurious hotel that meets every need...
...government and corporate 70 rates available...
...This month we cover the hotels near government agencies...
...Single, $20...
...Bellevue Hotel, 15 E St...
...Children under 12 free...
...Weekend special: $40-$45 a night, children over 16, $5, under 16, free...
...S.W., 554-2400...
...6-per-child charge for cot in double room...
...double, $26428...
...Meeting and conference rooms available...
...The greenery, glass elevators, and gurgling water give one a pleasant, if unrealistic, sense of detachment in the shadow of the Capitol...
...This modestly priced hotel, like the Harrington, is centrally located in the downtown area...
...2 off for government employees...
...FOGGY BOTTOM This area is bordered by Washington Circle, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street to 17th Street, and the White House...
...2-per-child for cots in rooms...
...This is the area within Independence Avenue and M Street and 10th and South Capitol Streets and includes the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Health Education and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development, and Transportation...
...Itís near the Smithsonian complex, Capitol Hill, and the Botanic Gardens...

Vol. 10 • March 1978 • No. 1


 
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